Lighting Technician Salary

Pay for Lighting Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $17.41 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $10.37 per hour to $24.26. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Lighting Technicians survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. While over a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and more than a third have dental, as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$21,861 - $62,789
(Median)
$22K
$42K
$63K
MEDIAN: $41,926
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$10.37 - $24.26
(Median)
$10
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,861 - $62,789  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,750  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,889 - $57,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.37 - $24.26  
   
Overtime
$15.82 - $33.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,750  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$22,889 - $57,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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Pay by Experience Level for Lighting Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $33K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $38K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $41K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $54K.

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Experience Affects Lighting Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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